Prayer That Makes A Difference by Larry Wynn

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PRAYER THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
JOHN 17:20
MAY 18, 1997 A.M.
STARLIGHT PREPARATION

INTRODUCTION

A. WE ARE ABOUT TO ENTER AN EXCITING
TIME.

B. IT IS ALSO A TIME OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE.

C. OUR GREATEST WEAPON IS PRAYER.

ILL. RON DUNN: “PRAYER IS THE SECRET
WEAPON OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. IT IS
LIKE A MISSLE THAT CAN BE FIRED TOWARD
ANY SPOT ON EARTH, TRAVEL UNDETECTED
AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT, AND HIT ITS
TARGET EVERY TIME. IT CAN EVEN BE
DELAYED WITH A DELAYED DETONATION
DEVICE. JESUS SAID IN JOHN 17:20 “I DO NOT
PRAY FOR THESE ALONE, BUT ALSO FOR
THOSE WHO WILL BELIEVE IN ME THROUGH
THEIR WORD.”

D. JOHN 17 IS KNOWN AS THE PRIESTLY
PRAYER. ACTUALLY IT IS THE REAL LORD’S
PRAYER. THE ONE IN THE SERMON ON THE
MOUNT IS THE MODEL PRAYER.

E. THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER IS STRESSED
IN THE LIFE OF JESUS.

1. TIME AND AGAIN WE FIND JESUS
SEPARATING HIMSELF FOR THE
PURPOSE OF PRAYER.


2. WE ALSO FIND HIM PRAYING
CONSTANTLY FOR THOSE HE LOVES.

F. TONIGHT I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU
SOME PRINCIPLES OF PRAYER AS WE
PREPARE FOR A TREMENDOUS WEEK.

I. PRAYER IS FOR ALL BELIEVERS.

A. WE THINK OF PRAYER AND WE
IMMEDIATELY THINK OF MEN AND WOMEN
WHO WERE GIVEN TO POWERFUL PRAYERS.

1. MARTIN LUTHER: “I HAVE SO MUCH
TO DO TODAY I SHALL SPEND THE
FIRST THREE HOURS IN PRAYER.

2. DAVID BRAINERD: PRAYED IN KNEE
DEEP SNOW SO LONG AND SO
VIGOROUSLY THE SNOW AROUND HIM
MELTED, AND HE CAUGHT
PHEUMONIA AND DIED.

3. APOSTLE JAMES: “OLD CAMEL KNEES”
ACCORDING TO TRADITION JAMES
SPENT SO MUCH TIME PRAYING HIS
KNEES RESEMBLED THE CALLOUSED
KNEES OF A CAMEL.”

B. BECAUSE OF THESE WONDERFUL STORIES
WE DETERMINE TO LEAVE PRAYER FOR THE
“PROFESSIONALS”; A FEW ELITE BELIEVERS
WHO CAN ATTAIN THIS SPIRITUAL STATUS.

C. WE NEED TO DISCOVER PRAYER IS NOT A
RELIGIOUS EXERCISE FOR THE ELITE--IT IS A
HUMAN NECESSITY.


1. WE HAVE TO FIGHT TREMENDO ...


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